Good governance starts with our board of directors. The board assumes responsibilities for overseeing the management of our business and affairs. Directors are appointed based on their wide-ranging experience, knowledge and insight. The majority of the board of directors, including its chairman, are independent.
Mr. Wright is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Winnington Capital Group Inc., an investment counsel and portfolio management company. He is an active investor in both the private and public equity markets. Mr. Wright's career has spanned over 40 years in the investment industry. He has held a number of leadership positions, including President of Merrill Lynch Canada, Executive Vice-President, director and member of the executive committee of Burns Fry Ltd., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TD Securities Inc. and Deputy Chairman of TD Bank Financial Group.
Mr. Wright currently serves on the board of directors of Cinaport Capital Inc., DHX Media Ltd., Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., and Richards Packaging Inc. He is Chairman of the board of trustees of Richards Packaging Income Fund. Mr. Wright previously served on the board of directors of Clear Energy Systems, Inc., Condor Petroleum Inc., Equity Financial Holdings Inc., Jaguar Resources Inc., MaRS Innovation, Mettrum Health Corp., Public Mobile Inc. and Tuscany International Drilling Inc. As well, he was the past Chairman of the Board of VIA Rail Canada and was a past member of the board of trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children. He also actively supports numerous charitable organizations.